Photogallery: Mauritius – A Tropical Island in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius – A Tropical Island in the Indian Ocean
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The island nation with a vast coast of coral reefs is a popular tourist destination. It is also the site of many cultures, tea plantations and cane fields for rum production. Local attractions include not only the underwater world, sandy beaches and tropical flora, but also national parks and natural scenery with waterfalls. From your travels, you will bring a souvenir model of a historic sailing ship or a statue of a dodo bird.
Text: Monika Babická
Photos: Karolína Hrušková, Veronika Kocmanová, Jitka Volnerová
Tea, rum and vanilla - three basic and typical products of the island of Mauritius. They are therefore the most common content of all trips.
On Mauritius, there is a beautiful Black River National Park, on the eastern edge of which is the B88 - Grand Bassin Road, which leads to the lake of the same name. This becomes the destination of pilgrims during the festival of Maha Shivaratri. The very entrance to the lake is guarded by two huge statues, more precisely the Hindu god Shiva and the unfinished statue of Durga Ma. The mentioned statue of Shiva is at the same time with a height of 33 meters the tallest statue located in Mauritius. There are a large number of monkeys in the vicinity of the statues, which should not be fed, as they can also dangerously scatter humans.
Another important Mauritian town after Port Louis is the town of Curepipe, sometimes nicknamed "La Ville-Lumièr", translated as "City of Light", as it was the first on the island to be fully electrified.
In the south of Mauritius, a crocodile farm and the beautiful Rochester Waterfall are nearby. Our first destination is a crocodile farm, officially La Vanille Nature & Tortoise Park. It is located in the area of a former vanilla farm near the town of Rivières des Anguilles.
If you are tired of sunbathing on the beach, sipping drinks and relaxing in Mauritius, it will be an opportunity for you to see this island in the Indian Ocean from above. For those who like hiking, one of the options is to climb the mountain Le Morne Brabant, which has been listed by UNESCO since 2008 for its natural, cultural and historical significance.
A small island in the Indian Ocean has been gaining more and more popularity in recent years. White beaches, great weather and beautiful nature must attract everyone, making Mauritius the perfect winter retreat.
In the central part of the island of Mauritius there is a system of 7 cascades. You can even see eleven during the rainy season. For all those who decide to visit them, an amazing spectacle awaits along the challenging route.
In case you like kite surfing, diving, octopus, fishing, and exploring new places untouched by mass tourism then you will love this place.